Read more about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d 4Matic Coupe Review at AutoGuide.com.The phenomenon of the crossover coupe that sports four doors and a sharply raked rear roofline should not exist. These models demand that consumers pay more money for less practicality, a seemingly perfect recipe for a product that won’t sell.
But human ego is a powerful thing, and it’s that drive to be different and stand out that ensures vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe are still considered at the showroom. It doesn’t hurt that it is also a comfortable cruiser that’s packed with great technology.
First off, let’s clear up the naming confusion. The GLE-Class replaces the old M-Class, as Mercedes is moving to a new nomenclature that sees all of its SUVs renamed to GL-something. Then there’s the case of the model. We tested a GLE 350d Coupe, a model that is not available in the U.S. and is only sold in Canada and Europe. It acts as the base model in Canada, whereas the GLE Coupe in the U.S. starts with the GLE450 AMG model, which packs a twin-turbo 3.0-liter gas-powered V6 that makes 362 horsepower.